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Stoke Bruerne

CE Primary School

Stoke Bruerne, Class 1

Welcome to the Autumn Term! I really hope you have had a fabulous summer holiday. 

In English, we will be completing challenges in our Talk 4 Writing sessions, working on the genre of cumulative tales. We will be writing our own pieces as well as short burst writing where we can practise and apply our growing phonics, spelling and grammar skills. This work will be inspired by our focus on ‘Room on the Broom’ as our key text and The Enormous Turnip and The Very Hungry Caterpillar as our supplementary texts. 

Our Art and creative work this term will be inspired by work of Renoir. We will look at his use of light brush strokes to create light and movement. This will be in addition to art and DT work inspired by our focus on Old Toys in our History work. 

In Science, we will be looking at Materials, we will be able to identify what things are made from and investigating lots of different materials inside and outside the classroom. We will act as Scientists, exploring properties of materials, their similarities and differences and suitability of materials for particular purposes. Year 2 will also study leading figures who developed materials, including John Macadam. 

In RE this term we will take part in daily school collective worship and once a week, class collective worship, reflecting on our Christian beliefs. We will begin to explore our place in the world, considering groups we belong to and finding out what it means to belong to the Christian church. 

In PSHE, we will be looking at what it means to 'Be Me', considering how family and friendships influence our life. This will be alongside ongoing work on recognising feelings, self-regulating, mindfulness and self-esteem. 

In Physical Education, we are continuing to use Real PE to support our lessons as well as exploring Yoga as part of our mindfulness work. 

In History we will be exploring toys and comparing the toys that were our favourites when we were younger and what we play with and prefer now. We will look at how we have grown in our ability to play with more complex things both physically and mentally. Looking at how toys have changed and evolved over time and comparing our toys to those played with in our family member's pasts and even further back into Victorian times. 

Please see attached curriculum map for further details. 

If you have any questions or queries about your child’s learning, please do not hesitate to pop in and see me. My door is always open.  Remember to keep checking our class dojo story to see what we've been up to!

Mrs Judd